Research Team

Research Team

Linguistics and IT technicians:

1. Hui-Huan Ann Chang, MA in linguistics, is a part-time teacher in the English department at Providence University. She has participated in the Yami research projects funded by the National Science council, granted to Dr. Victoria Rau for the past six years, and assisted in the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London, working as a computer technology assistant. In the current project, she assists in the creation of the database, operation of the dictionary software, editing of multimedia files, creation of the online dictionary (Toolbox and Lexique Pro versions), and project administration work.

2. Huey-Shiuan Guo, MA in Computer Science and Information Management, is an assistant in the department of Computer Science and Information Management at Providence University. She assisted in the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London, working as a computer technology assistant. In the current project, she assists in uploading the database, editing of multimedia files, webpage maintenance, creation of the online dictionary (Indigenous language online dictionary database version), and project administration work.

Part-time assistants (Language and culture consultants):

1. Yong-Quan Xie, is a Yami language activist, Director of the Catholic Cultural Association on Orchid Island, and a Yami language proficiency examiner. He assisted in the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London, working as a Yami language consultant. In the current project, he is in charge of field work involving videotaping and data gathering, assists in recording of texts and cross-checking Chinese translations, as well as the editing of the corpus and dictionary content.

2. Xi-Yue Tseng, Yami, is a Yami language activist, Yami language teacher at Iranmilek elementary school, and a Yami language proficiency examiner. She assisted in the “Yami Digital Archiving Project”, funded by the Endangered Language Documentation Program at SOAS, University of London, working as a Yami language consultant. In the current project, she is in charge of field work involving videotaping and data gathering, assists in recording of texts and cross-checking Chinese translations, as well as the editing of the corpus and dictionary content.